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York Cold War Bunker

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Address: Monument Close, off Acomb Road, York YO24 4HT, England
Phone Number: +44 1904 646940
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: Experience the threat of nuclear war at York Cold War Bunker! On a...
Experience the threat of nuclear war at York Cold War Bunker! On a fascinating guided tour, learn how volunteers would have played a vital role in ensuring that Britain could survive a nuclear attack. The atmospheric 1960s semi-subterranean bunker is just as it was when stood down in 1991, and the one hour guided tour is enhanced by a short film. Summer opening (April - October): Wednesday - Sunday, plus bank holidays, between 10am and 6pm. Entrance by guided tour only, at the following times: 10:00, 11:15. 11:45, 13:00, 14:15, 15:30, 17:00.
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The Feeling of what it was really like!

Amazing attraction. Definitely worth the money to go in and see what it was like. The people in there are so knowledgeable and answer all the questions you have. WHAT AN... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Amazing attraction. Definitely worth the money to go in and see what it was like. The people in there are so knowledgeable and answer all the questions you have. WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!!!!

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Valdivia, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It was a nice outing with friends, wasn't expecting much to be honest but it was a really nice learning experience. Got to know more about world history and the way it developed. Blown away by it.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Well worth the visit, welldone for saveing this place. Very informative guide Ross. Its just one of those things you would normaly never get to see . A 1 hour visit in groups, parking can be tight on weekends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

The bunker is an somewhat scary look at a world we mostly don't consider. Very interesting and with excellent tour guides. Make sure you check times as you can only go round with a tour.

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Wigan, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

What a great place to visit, tucked on a housing estate. One of the Cold War Bunkers designed to record and plot Nuclear detonations. The tour guide was informative and thoroughly loving his job. Gives a great perspective of the troubled times that were prevalent in the seventies. A great Hour and being English Heritage we got in for free.

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Peterlee, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Had a fantastic visit today. Our guide was very knowledgeable but it was his engaging delivery and group inclusion that made the visit so memorable - we were all very impressed. The site itself isn't large - but the visit took over an hour and was timed perfectly for us as there are plenty of places to eat/walk in the... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A superb curator really made this a special event for my family. It's not well known which is a shame but I hope people scanning things to do in York will give it a try. It's good value for money and a unique experience.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I visited here on a Thursday afternoon as being a member of English heritage it's been on my list of places to go for a while. Guy called Ross was the tour guide and I found him quite informative although on speaking to my mum who had visited the week before and had the other tour guide it would seem... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Spur of the moment decision to head off to what is possibly one of York's most unlikely hidden historical treasures. What a fascinating place! Hidden down a suburban side street the bunker is a surprising sight to say the least. The tour is a thought provoking and chilling insight into the horrors that the cold war turning hot would have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Such an interesting place from recent history. The tour guide was interesting and amusing and told the group lots of stories about people who had actually worked there. Our boys aged 9 and 6 weren't overly interested but seemed to endure the Tour lol!

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